Cindy Brantmeier, professor of Applied Linguistics and Global Studies in Arts and Sciences, and principal investigator in the Language Research Laboratory at Washington University, has been named to the advisory board for LANGUAGES, a multinational language acquisition research study being conducted in England, Norway and France, funded by the Research Council of Norway.
LANGUAGES is coordinated by the University of Oslo in collaboration with universities in Norway (University of Bergen), France (École normale supérieure de Lyon) and the UK (University of Exeter and University of Oxford). Researchers in this international collaborative project will systematically conduct comparative European classroom studies to gain new insights into current language instruction and promising initiatives, as well as possible solutions to problems with classroom interaction, inclusion, and identity, in order to provide quality education for future multilingual, global citizens.
LANGUAGES will examine teachers’ instruction and students’ use of languages in classrooms that are strategically sampled to include language in homogeneous and heterogeneous contexts, in three countries that have different official languages and varied language policies. Language use and instruction across contexts (LANGUAGES) – Department of Teacher Education and School Research (uio.no)
Brantmeier, who is a professor of Applied Linguistics and Global Studies in Arts and Sciences, is principal investigator in the Language Research Laboratory at Washington University where she and her team conduct experiments to examine variables that enhance or hinder language acquisition, including linguistic and language mechanisms as well as socio psychological factors, across stages of language acquisition.